“Jane the Virgin,” 9 p.m., CW.
No show works harder
than “Jane” to keep us entertained. It has the narrator's
interjections, terse and funny ... And words popping up on the screen
... And tonight, it even adds variations on silent-movie scenes. All
of those -- plus gorgeous sets -- supplement a hyper-busy,
Tonight, that plot
slows down (until the final minutes), to allow some well-crafted
character moments. There's an ethical crisis for Jane and a career
crisis for her fiance Michael. And the arrival of Petra's twin
continues to bring both humor and drama – two things “Jane”
“Mike & Molly” return, 8 p.m., CBS.
After five years of
adequate ratings – and after movie stardom for Melissa McCarthy –
this comedy's final season has been ignored. CBS ran six episodes in
January and February, then re-shelved it.
Now the final seven
will air; there's one tonight, then two apiece for the next three
Mondays. Tonight, Mike (Billy Gardell) finds a stray dog; Molly
(McCarthy) has trouble warming up to it.
ALTERNATIVE: “The National Parks,” 9-11 p.m., PBS (check local
In 1903, two
remarkable men visited the Yosemite Valley. John Muir was a Scottish
native, a nature activist and, at times, a loner; Theodore Roosevelt
was president. They walked, talked, camped and observed; Roosevelt
soon expanded Yosemite National Park and more.
growing; on Aug. 25, 1916, a separate National Parks Service was
created. As the 100th anniversary nears, PBS reruns Ken
Burns' superb six-night, 12-hour documentary.
ALTERNATIVE II: “Lucifer” season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox.
Last week, Lucifer
faced duo threats – a venomous preacher and Malcolm Graham, the
corrupt cop who died and was retrieved from Hell. Then the preacher's
body was found and Lucifer was arrested.
And tonight? Some of
the urgency is lost, because too many characters have supernatural
solutions. At the core, however, is Chloe, a cop who's a mere human.
Tonight, things get personal and scary for her.
“Dancing With the
Stars,” 8-10:01 p.m., ABC. Last week was “switch-up” time, with
new partners and no elimination; all nine celebrities remain.
Tonight, they re-create dances from “Footloose,” “Hairspray,”
“Slumdog Millionaire,” music videos and more.
p.m., Fox. Bruce Wayne gets closer to learning who's behind the
murder of his parents. Also, Detective Gordon tries to get
information from someone who was close to Galavan.
“The Big Bang
Theory,” 8:30, CBS. Here's a funny rerun, from the stretch when
Sheldon and Amy had split. She hesitantly tries a second date with
Dave, played by “Office” co-creator Stephen Merchant.
season-finale, 9 p.m., CBS. In two previous episodes, Joshua Leonard
(“Blair Witch Project”) played a former team member. Now he's
back, kidnapping Toby.
“Why They Hate
Us,” 9 p.m., CNN, rerunning at midnight. With calm precision, Fareed Zakaria views the
history of trouble between Americans and Muslims. He goes back to
1949, when a conservative visitor was shocked by dancing and kissing
in Greeley, Colo.; he views modern times, when an American-born
zealot retains Internet power, five years after his death. In this
strong hour – scheduled for April 11, then delayed -- Zakaria finds
some hate-filled passages in the Koran ... and similar ones in the
season-opener, 10 p.m., AMC. It's 1778 now and this spy business is
serious; we're reminded of that with chilling moments at the
beginning and end of the hour. In between, Abe – revolutionary spy
in a crown-supporting family – has a tough project and a giant
colleague: Angus MacFadyen has played other epic characters, from
Blackbeard to Zeus; now he's great as Robert Rogers, the fierce